Rapper Juice WRLD Apologizes to Twitch Streamers Banned for Playing His Music on Stream - Dexerto

Rapper Juice WRLD Apologizes to Twitch Streamers Banned for Playing His Music on Stream

Published: 24/Jun/2018 13:27 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson


US rapper and singer Juice WRLD has publicly apologized to streamers who were affected by bans after his record label Interscope reportedly dealt DMCA takedowns accidentally.

Juice WRLD, real name Jared Higgins, has risen to prominence with his unique style of ’emo rap’, and has become a very popular artist for streamers playing music while they broadcast.

On June 22nd, a number of top streamers on Amazon owned platform Twitch logged in to discover their channels had been banned for 24 hours.

Professional Overwatch League player Jay “sinatraa” Won tweeted that he had been given the ban for listening to Juice WRLD specifically.

Due to the popular Friday Fortnite tournament, which participants are required to stream, host and organizer KEEMSTAR co-ordinated with Twitch and Interscope to have the bans lifted, just in time for the start of the tournament.

As of now, it is believed that all channels have been reinstated, with Interscope reportedly explaining that the strikes were made due to an automated system and were ‘accidental’, according to KEEMSTAR.

And on June 23rd, Juice WRLD himself addressed the situation via Twitter, apologizing and saying he will work to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Although technically it is not permitted to play copyrighted music or to cover copyrighted songs on stream, Twitch and the record labels very rarely enforce the rule.

There is a library of music which Twitch has licensed to be played on stream, which can be found at


For now though, it looks like streamers can continue to play Juice WRLD’s music without fear of bans or other actions from Twitch or Interscope.


Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos


YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Ben Askren (@benaskren)

“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Ben Askren (@benaskren)

While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.